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November 29, 2012
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BLM accepting applications for seasonal firefighters

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District is accepting applications for temporary seasonal firefighters. Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2013, but those submitted by Jan. 8, 2013, will receive first consideration.

Positions are available on engines, in Helitack and dispatch. Successful applicants will serve in Caliente, Ely or Pony Springs. Applications must be submitted online at, available through the following link:

Length of appointment varies depending on agency needs and funding, but cannot exceed 180 days, excluding overtime and training. The normal term of employment is from May through mid-September. Salaries range from $10.95 and $15 per hour, depending on experience.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years of age at time of employment. Selected individuals are required to complete a physical examination and drug screening prior to employment and are subject to random drug testing during their time of service. Those in primary firefighting positions must also complete a "pack test" upon entering duty, which consists of hiking three miles over flat terrain in 45 minutes or less while carrying a 45-pound pack.

For more information, contact Ely District Assistant Fire Management Officer Ray Maestes at (775) 289-1923, Fire Operations Supervisor Bill Panagopolous at (775) 289-1921, or Caliente Field Office Fire Operations Supervisor Ty Mizer at (775) 726-8112.

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 29, 2012 07:20PM Published Nov 29, 2012 07:18PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.